The Antennata Lionfish has red, white, and black vertical stripes along the body. Its most striking feature is its large, fan-like pectoral fins and tall, quill-like dorsal fins, lacking connective tissue, giving them a spiny look.
An aquarium with numerous hiding places is suitable. It will hide while acclimating to its new environment and should be provided with a good supply of feeder shrimp. The spines on the dorsal, pelvic, and anal fins are venomous, causing reactions similar to a bee sting, only stronger.
When first introduced into the aquarium, live feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. After acclimating the diet should consist of meaty foods such as live shrimp and chopped fish or crustacean flesh.
The Antennata Lionfish is Reef Safe with caution as they will prey on any small fish or crustaceans that will fit inot its mouth, however they will not harm any corals.